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Edna Ryan interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]
Bib ID 1398562
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Ryan, Edna, 1904-1997, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use from the interviewee's family. Audio closed 
Description 1991-1994 
16 sound tape reels. 
Summary

Ryan talks about her family background; political discussions at home; general domestic situation; bubonic plague in 1900 and growing up in Pyrmont, N.S.W. She then describes her introduction to the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World); anti-conscription campaign; impact of WWI and the Russian Revolution. Ryan also describes her Bohemian days; 1st jobs; Australian Socialist Party; timber workers' strike of 1929 and her involvement with the Communist Party.

Notes

Recorded on Aug. 20-23, 1991, Feb.16 and Mar. 16, 1994 in Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 200 leaves) for the 1991 interview. An uncorrected transcript (typescript, 32 leaves) is available for the 1994 interviews. 
Subjects Ryan, Edna, 1904-1997 -- Interviews.  |  Women political activists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Women labor union members -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Dowse, Sara, 1938-, Interviewer

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